Regulations

April 23, 2015, 5am PDT
An op-ed in the Boston Globe argues that the endless negotiations over new residential developments—including over the inclusion of affordable housing units—hurts the city's housing market.
Boston Globe
March 6, 2015, 9am PST
That question may seem like a contradiction, but it couldn't be more pertinent to communities and land use—existing codes and policies generate change by shaping investment.
Better Cities & Towns
March 6, 2015, 7am PST
The sledding ban on Capitol Hill was too much for Washington, D.C. residents to bear. They brought wintertime fun to Congress on yesterday's snow day.
The Hill
January 28, 2015, 1pm PST
A guest column in the Dallas Morning News takes the Dallas political machine to task for delaying a new tree ordinance.
The Dallas Morning News
January 11, 2015, 9am PST
Cities simply can't afford the lawsuits that follow sledding injuries. Time will tell how strictly such laws are enforced.
Quartz
January 9, 2015, 9am PST
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott takes aim at local regulations, exemplified by tree-cutting bans in cities like Houston and San Antonio.
The Houston Chronicle
January 6, 2015, 8am PST
Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft took a major step toward legal recognition in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe
December 12, 2014, 12pm PST
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland all filed suit against Uber recently hoping to bring the transportation network company in conformity with public safety regulations.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2014, 1pm PDT
While much of the concern of how to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar comes down to questions about safety and access, recent findings show that the apps have reduced DUI arrests in the City of Brotherly Love.
PlanPhilly
July 5, 2014, 11am PDT
After a failed attempt at similarly broad land use regulations failed in 2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again undertaking an outreach process to create land use regulations along 72 miles of the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 24, 2014, 7am PDT
Emily Badger focuses on the signifier at the middle of the ongoing battle between taxi companies and transportation network companies like Uber, Lfyt, and Sidecar—the taxi medallion.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
June 3, 2014, 10am PDT
A recent ruling that favored local homeowners over a developer in Houston had some wondering whether Houston's days as a "development free-for-all" were over. Fear not, says Stephen J. Smith.
Next City
May 29, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to regulate companies like Uber and Lyft, but taxi cab companies and their political supporters believe the policy set by the Emanuel Administration doesn't go far enough.
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2014, 10am PDT
Chicago political leaders are floating a pair of competing bills that would regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. Cab companies are pushing for legislation, seeking a “level playing field” in the market.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 26, 2014, 12pm PDT
A newly formed coalition of the food truck owners has begun lobbying the Dallas City Council to reduce the regulations governing the operation of food trucks around the city and open the streets to mobile food vending.
Dallas Morning News
October 22, 2013, 12pm PDT
In a decision that may have far-reaching impacts, California's Supreme Court ruled last week that the City of Palo Alto's inclusionary housing requirement is an exaction rather than a land use regulation, reports William Fulton.
California Planning & Development Report
June 13, 2013, 6am PDT
Worries about the economic impacts of new regulations, high-level vacancies and election-year politics have raised the review time for new rules being considered by the Obama administration to a 20-year high. Many in his own party are not pleased.
The New York Times
January 5, 2013, 9am PST
The difficulties food truck operators have encountered in trying to set up shop in Chicago provides a parable for how well meaning, but slow moving and cumbersome, public agencies can get in the way of their city's best interests.
Chicago Tribune
June 19, 2012, 5am PDT
The Bay State is terrific at attracting the leading young minds from around to world to its prestigious institutions of higher education. But when those students graduate, high housing prices are forcing them out of the state, writes Edward Glaeser.
The Boston Globe
March 23, 2012, 1pm PDT
In his book, <em>The Rent Is Too Damn High</em>, Matthew Yglesias encourages us to reexamine our assumptions about which urban policies our values really support.
The Atlantic Cities